Chief Executive Officer
PETRONAS LNG Ltd
Ezhar Yazid Jaafar has been with PETRONAS for over 25 years. He currently holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of LNG Marketing & Trading as well as assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL). As the CEO for PLL, he spearheads the marketing strategies formulation, business development and value optimization for PETRONAS’ portfolio of LNG.
He started his career in PETRONAS in 1990 as a civil engineer in PETRONAS’ Gas & Petrochemical Division. He went on to assume various leadership roles in different divisions across PETRONAS’ value chain including in Marine Engineering, Project Management Division, Human Resource Management, Gas Business Development and Malaysia Gas Management. His contributions to PETRONAS in these various capacities include policy-making, conducting and executing strategic studies, negotiating gas sales & purchase agreements, penetrating new gas markets, managing large-scale projects and developing integrated businesses encompassing the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. He ventured into the LNG Business when he was given the role as Head, Marketing-Japan in PETRONAS LNG Sdn Bhd in 2014 and Head (Global Marketing), PETRONAS LNG Ltd in 2015, before assuming his current position in 2017.
Ezhar sits on the Board of various PETRONAS subsidiaries namely PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL), PETRONAS Energy Trading Ltd (PETL), PETRONAS LNG (UK) Ltd (PLUK), PETRONAS Energy (India) Private Ltd (PEIPL) and Chairman for Japan Malaysia Co. Ltd (JAMALCO) Board.
Ezhar holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) – University of Wollongong, Australia and a Master of Business Administration - Mt. Eliza Business School, University of Queensland, Australia.